Saturday, July 24, 2021

Galerie Lelong Conversations: Jaume Plensa with Mary Sabbatino

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Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, is pleased to announce “Galerie Lelong Conversations,” a series of talks between the gallery’s artists and Mary Sabbatino, Vice President and Partner, that will present an inside look into how an exhibition is developed. The first conversation features Jaume Plensa and will be followed by Leonardo Drew in August, with more to be announced.

Hosting the audience from his studio in Barcelona, Spain, the first conversation is held on occasion of Jaume Plensa: April is the cruelest month (June 12 – July 10, 2020), an online exhibition presenting eight new drawings from the STILL series by the artist, created during his month of confinement at home in April this year.

As in many of Plensa’s works, language is incorporated into the imagery. He used words like anxiety, fear, and love, calling attention to the various psychological states people experienced during the months of confinement. The title, STILL, resonates on many levels: it connotes a period of waiting, the gathering of energy, a state of silence and quietness. In the contemplation of these drawings, we see a world both intimate and expansive, expressive of shared human experience during a time when the world was “still.”

Jaume Plensa in his studio, Barcelona, Spain, 2020.

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